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*T4* Safe Travel Resource Center

What We Are Doing to Keep You Safe

During these times of COVID-19 the health and safety of our employees and passengers is our highest priority. Therefore, we have implemented several terminal-wide initiatives to make your experience at Terminal 4 as clean, sanitary, and contactless as possible.

To help ensure your health and safety, we encourage you to S.M.I.L.E. at T4, watch our video and explore the resources below.

Our extensive efforts to provide a clean, safe and healthy environment for both our employees and passengers is in line with the recommended health measures established in the Airports Council International Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations, along with industry best practices. For these efforts T4 has been awarded with the Airports Council International Airport Health Accreditation.

In partnership with the Port Authority, through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and ISSA, the largest global cleaning industry trade association, T4 has received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation. The accreditation program is the gold standard for demonstrating adherence to best practices for cleaning of facilities and employs a rigorous risk-based assessment to tailor cleaning and disinfecting regimens to specific spaces within the terminal. 

S.M.I.L.E. at *T4*

  • Social Distance
    Social Distance

    Please allow for extra space

  • Mask

    Cover your mouth and nose with a mask

  • Inform

    Find tips and information for traveling safely at:

  • Lather

     Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

  • Encourage

     Motivate others to take these simple steps and keep everyone safe

Protecting Us & You

Limiting Terminal Access

We’ve restricted terminal access to ticketed passengers and people with terminal business.

Mask Requirement

People entering the terminal are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.

Daily Temperature Screening

All JFKIAT employees are required to have a temperature screening before they start work.

New Policies and Procedures

Employees that are sick are required to stay home and encouraged to visit a medical professional.

Increased Cleaning

More Hand Sanitizer and Wipes

We’ve installed over 100 hand sanitizer and wipes dispensers across the terminal.

Increased Cleaning with Advanced Anti-virus Methods

High touch surfaces are cleaned more frequently using advanced electrostatic spraying to thoroughly disinfect areas.

Filtered Air Circulation

To improve air quality in the terminal, T4 ventilation systems use filters that are commonly used in hospitals to remove airborne contaminants.

Baby Changing Liners

The restroom baby changing tables now have a convenient disposable liner dispenser.

Social Distancing

Monitoring Congested Areas

We’re using real-time technology to monitor and manage the number of passengers in the queues and other areas.

Protective Shields 

We’ve installed 150 plexiglass shields at check-in counters and other areas of interaction between employees and passengers.

Signs to Keep a Safe Distance

We’ve installed signs and floor decals in the queues and other areas that help everyone keep a safe distance.

Contactless Experience

Pay Without Signature 

Many of our retailers have increased the threshold for debit and credit card signatures, so you don’t have to sign when you pay.

Scan Your Items and Grab Receipt

Many of our retail stores allow you to scan your items for purchase and grab the receipt without any staff contact.

Touchless Water Bottle Filling 

We’ve replaced water fountains with touchless water bottle filing stations.

Now Testing at T4

JFKIAT is proud to host XpresCheck at T4, the first COVID-19 screening and testing location at a United States air terminal. XpresCheck is located on the ground floor Arrivals Hall and offers COVID-19 15-minute Rapid Molecular testing, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Blood Antibody testing by appointment to the public. Some health insurance providers may provide coverage for the cost of testing, but it is recommended that you contact your insurance carrier to determine your coverage. To learn more about XpresCheck testing and schedule an appointment, visit the XpresCheck web site or call 1-718-751-4640. As we continue to implement new health and safety initiatives within T4 since the beginning of the pandemic, we are pleased to offer this program to leverage cutting edge technology for the safety of our customers and employees.

What's Open

Stay updated on the dining, retail, and lounges currently open throughout the terminal here.

  • Shop Online Before You Fly

    Buy online up to 90 minutes before departure of your international flight and collect your purchase in the airport.

T4 Tip

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Visiting the U.S. from abroad? Be sure to have your host’s full street address on hand (i.e. not in a suitcase) to complete the immigration paperwork.

With ongoing roadway construction at JFK Airport, your journey may have significant delays.

We recommend our T4 guests to allow some extra time to reach the terminal. Travelers are also encouraged to pre-book parking 48 hours in advance to guarantee parking and avoid the surcharge by clicking here. Alternatively, parking is available at Federal Circle, and take a transfer from there to T4 with the AirTrain.

Worried about long lines at security?

With Reserve powered by CLEAR, you can save your spot ahead of time and avoid the wait. No checked-in bag? You may go directly to the TSA checkpoint at level 1, on the east of the terminal.

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